Enhancing the already-delicious flavor of fish can be achieved easily with a mix of seasonings like paprika, cayenne and simple salt and pepper. In fact, these same ingredients make up a versatile rub used to prepare one of our most-loved whitefish dishes: Speedy Recipe’s easy Baked Blackened Tilapia.
We love this easy-to-bake blackened fish recipe for busy weeknights because, prep work and cooking combined, this family-style meal takes just 20 minutes to prepare. We’d recommend keeping it simple and serving the fish over a plate of seasonal greens or quinoa. Or, if you’re looking to take your baked tilapia to the next level, just add some whole-wheat bread and light tartar sauce for a delicious sandwich. Talk about winner, winner, tasty whitefish dinner!
Pro tip: Mix up a big batch of the recipe’s seafood blackening spice rub to use again and again on all your favorite types of fish, including salmon and shrimp.
Baked Blackened Tilapia Recipe (3 servings)
Pick up these ingredients on your next shopping trip and then head to Speedy Recipe’s blog for the full recipe and step-by-step instructions.
- 3 tilapia fillets (approximately ¾ lb. total weight)
- Cooking oil spray
- 2½ Tbsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- ½ tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper powder (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes